Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Arson Arrest Made In Bear Fire Investigation By Krista Almanzan • Oct 27, 2017 Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Listen Listening... / 1:40 The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office says arson caused the Bear Fire in Boulder Creek. The same man accused of looting an evacuated home during the fire now faces arson charges. Steep Terrain Challenges Bear Fire Firefighters By Erika Mahoney • Oct 17, 2017 Erika Mahoney Listen Listening... / 1:39 CalFire continues fighting a wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Called the Bear Fire, it's burning in steep terrain that’s hard to access. So attacking the fire from the air has been crucial.